I walked past this lovely “Bel Air” two-toned 301 Beauty 3 days in a row .
I kept thinking someone was going to snatch her up --- but no one did!
Isn’t she purty????
Yes, I did!
YAY!!! Congratulations from BelAir!
I'm so glad you did!
I knew you would! You are going to love her! I inherited mine and love using it to piece. When I found out I could lower the feed dogs I even did some free motion quilting!Suesullivan36@sbcglobal.net
Oh I was drooling over her but passed ...congrats and so glad she found a good home...Angee
yay! thumbs up!
SCORE! My DD and I have a SOS club, Save Our Singers. I have five 401s. I sew on the one I bought when expecting her 52+ years ago!
Good choice! The machine wanted you to adopt her... ;)
Congratulations! I've always wanted one of those.
Oh! Lucky you! That is one of several I'm keeping my eyes open for myself. Enjoy!
She was irresistible! Congrats!
Surprise! Surprise! Congratulations.
Hi Bonnie,nothing else expected *g*Aren't we all still "hunters and collectors" like in the very beginning of human being? Just other objects now adays *lol*Gratulationsxxx Doris
3 days, it was meant to be! I think, the gentleman in Anthony, Florida had another magenta machine. Suzanne in Maine
oops..and would her nam be ' Belle " Suzanne in Maine
Wow, that is the one! I almost purchased that machine on Friday while at the show but I was on a bus trip and was worried about how I'd get her home and if she would fit in my 15-91 sewing cabinet. I'm so glad you bought the machine because I know she now has a good home, will be much loved and well used! Congrats. What is her name?Gail in VA
I knew you couldn't leave her there!!! Way to go!
Bonnie--the official Singer designation for the 2-tone machine was LBOW (pronounced "elbow"). It stands for Light Brown &Oyster White. I learned this on the Vintage Singer Yahoo list.Sue in Marion, INHome of the Quilters'Hall of Fame
WOW! A 301?? I'm impressed. I love it. Another one for your collection!!
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You won't be sorry. I have one that was my Mother's and I love to sew on it! Happy stitching!
Are ya sure it is a she..looks like it should be named Buddy...
I ~love~ my 301 and am delighted you bought her. She's a beaut and will work HARD for you.Lucy (in IN)
I don't know if it was reading about your older Singer machines or a quilting forum that I go to, but I kept reading about how the 301 was a real workhorse. I decided that I needed one. I kept an eye out on eBay and bought one. I love it. Glad you gave this beauty a new home. cindy
What makes the machine a 301 or a 401? I have one that looks much like this (currently at my daughter's house) I would have bought it around 1962 or 1963.
301 is a straight stitch only machine, the 401 is a zig zag machine with built in stitches and cams to do more decorative stitches. I have both and they are both great machines
Congratulations!!! Hope you enjoy many hrs. of sewing time with your new purchase.
Ahhh, the advantages of driving. . .
Congrats on your new purchase! I had a feeling that you we're going to buy it! Enjoy!
Hey, I recognize that tag! Did you buy her from Pennsylvania Quilter?
I own one as well. I'm glad you adopted her.
8 am so happy for y0u!
Yes! I knew you would...and I keep telling myself 11 accordians are enough...but if I say that perfect 12th one...hmmmm
Good for you! I always wonder how much weight Shamu gains with each trip- and I do not mean YOU! What vintage or antique machine do you dream of finding? Of acquiring? BTW- how is the repair/replacement of your flames 221 going?
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